Sunday, November 17, 2019

Between Jerusalem and Haifa

The Old City of Jerusalem is but one kilometre square. Within it is a microcosm of a whole world – the city markets still...

Bali – Island of the Gods

text by Made Wijaya When I first swam ashore to South Bali in 1973, I had no idea that I would spend the next 40...

Reflections: Voyages Across the Seas

When we speak of world explorers, icons like Vasco da Gama and Ferdinand Magellan come easily to mind, leaving Zheng He a mere afterthought....

Top 5 Places to Visit in Singapore

An multiracial island state with Chinese, Malays, Indians and Eurasians, Singapore is a cosmopolitan city state with a dizzying array of food and culture...

Top 5 Places to Visit in Tbilisi

by Flora Toh and Justyna MielniklewiczUnravel the celestial elegance of the Tusheti region, where pristine white clouds spread out to meet exquisite snow-clad mountain...

Top 5 Places to Visit in Taplejung

by Selina Tan Taplejung is a municipality in the Mechi Zone in the northeastern part of Nepal.  Derived from the words Taple and jung, Taple...

Top 5 Places to Visit in Thiruvananthapuram

by ATHIRA KRISHNA The rich tapestry woven by its heritage and glorious cultural past renders Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital of Kerala, elegant and often times...

Top 5 Places to Visit in Shan State

One of the most exciting train rides in Asia begins from Mandalay to Lashio via the Gokteik Viaduct. The 15-hour train journey crosses from...

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